Letter to the editor: Democratic-dominated Pittsburgh is doing fine
As a lifelong Republican, I look with dismay and a great deal of disgust at many of our largest cities — Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco, to name a few — all dominated by a single party, the Democratic Party, for years, some for decades. They all seem to be trying to outdo the other in violence, murder and corruption. I am not sure they can be saved.
By contrast, I look with some wonder at my lifelong home city, Pittsburgh. This city has made the conversion from heavy industry, mostly the steel industry, to one of prominence in the fields of education, medical care and high tech with apparent ease. Our streets are not clogged with homeless, nor are they laden with human waste and trash. Signs of an improved economy are everywhere.
This did not just happen by chance, but by a lot of hard work by a diverse lot of Pittsburghers in government and the private sector. The city is also dominated by the Democratic Party, but it is not run in the manner of the above cities. My hat is off to them. I deeply appreciate the difficult job being done.